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Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Aaronson, Dest, and more


Red Bull Salzburg’s quest for UEFA Champions League glory continues on Tuesday and Brenden Aaronson will look to propel the Austrian side past Bayern Munich and into the quarterfinal round.

Matthias Jaissle’s side visits the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, hanging on to a 1-1 aggregate scoreline after February’s first leg in Salzburg. Aaronson was lively in the first leg against Julian Nagelsmann’s squad and will hope for similar success in Germany this week. The U.S. men’s national team attacker played 29 minutes off of the bench in league play on Saturday and should be well rested to start. Red Bull Salzburg has not lost a competitive match since November 27th and has an 18-point lead in the Austrian Bundesliga table. Confidence will remain high for Aaronson and his Red Bull Salzburg teammates knowing history could be made with a second leg victory.

In the Europa League, Sergiño Dest and Barcelona host Turkish giants Galatasaray in first leg Round of 16 play while Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt visit Real Betis.

In Conference League play, Konrad De La Fuente and Marseille will look to start strong in the Round of 16 when they host Swiss side FC Basel in first leg action.

Elsewhere, Josh Sargent and Christian Pulisic go head-to-head in English Premier League play while Marlon Fossey and Bolton Wanderers host Morecambe in League One action. Antonee Robinson and Tim Ream headline the Fulham defenders ahead of Tuesday’s Championship clash with Swansea City.

Here is a closer look at this week’s Americans Abroad:


Champions League

Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg visit Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Zack Steffen is OUT (Injury) for Manchester City.

Europa League

Sergiño Dest and Barcelona host Galatasaray on Thursday.

James Sands and Rangers host Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt visit Real Betis on Wednesday.

Conference League

Konrad De La Fuente and Marseille host FC Basel on Thursday.

Richie Ledezma is OUT (Injury) for PSV.


Premier League

Josh Sargent and Norwich City host Christian Pulisic and Chelsea on Thursday.


Antonee RobinsonTim Ream and Fulham visit Swansea City on Tuesday.

League One

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland host Fleetwood Town on Tuesday.

Marlon Fossey and Bolton Wanderers host Morecambe on Tuesday.



Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Gremio on Wednesday.

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